I tried starting in safe mode and the it stopped at loading KMXSTART.SYS
I used the Windows CD to boot from and from the Recovery Console ran Chkdsk /p. This found and error the first time and then took about 3hrs to run next time with no errors. Today it found another error and then ran OK within a few mins several times afterwards.
After reading some of the posts here I booted from the Windows XP CD and after the licence agreement it found c: Partition1 [NTFS] instead of the c:\Windows I expected and does not offer the option of repair.
Picking c: Partition1 [NTFS] gives me a screen that says "You chose to install windows xp on a partition that contains another operating system. Installing windows xp on this partition might cause the other operating system to function improperly" ....... "To continue setup using this partition, press C"
Can anyone tell me if I continue, will this repair my windows without loss of my data or will it want to format and loose everything?